The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2014.
“The cost of a college education isn’t getting any cheaper,” said Tom Joyner, chairman of his Foundation and host of the top-ranked nationally syndicated radio show. “So, I want to help a graduating high school senior with a chance to attend a black college to pursue their dreams.”
Past Full Ride Scholars have impressive backgrounds, including the first winner, Britney Wilson, a native of
N.Y., who graduated from ,
last year. She is now in her first year of law school at the Howard University .
She impressed the Foundation’s scholarship committee with her solid academic
record and her knowledge of local, national and international politics.
Cheyenne Boyce of Detroit is now a senior at University of Pennsylvania ,
where she is an international relations major who is fluent in Japanese. Spelman College
The winning student will receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books. Students must meet the required academic standards each semester to renew the funds each year. Graduating high school seniors can apply for the scholarship by going to the Tom Joyner Foundation website to download an application.